Extension cords come in handy in the summer as well as the winter more than once. They are very practical for Christmas lights in the garden, a barbecue, auxiliary heating or an electrical appliance, but always keep them safe!
If you have not used your electrical extension cord for a long time, then check whether it can still be used safely.
Right, your extension cord is now ready for use.
Here is a tip when connecting two cords together:
If your extension cord is coiled around a reel, you should completely unwind it before plugging it into a power outlet in order to prevent it from fusing as the result of overheating due to electromagnetic induction.
Using an extension cord in order to illuminate the garden for one evening is safe if you do not leave it there. Remember, there are special rules for a garden lighting system.
Christmas lights that are installed for a prolonged period in severe weather conditions must use only watertight extension cords and multiple sockets.
A cord that is in a good state can withstand rain. But you should not leave the plug and the contact on wet ground. Use a watertight connector.
If it is likely that motor vehicles will drive over the cord it is recommended to place a plank on both sides of the cord that is a little thicker than the cord itself. This improvised bridge will prevent the installation from being flattened and bursting open.
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